Couriers of the Cause


Abeja Maya
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Northern Utah
Who would you imagine are the couriers of the Cause of Baha'u'llah?

"Day by day the majesty of Christ grew in splendor and effulgence. Therefore, my purpose is to warn and strengthen you against accusations, criticisms, revilings and derision in newspaper articles or other publications. Be not disturbed by them. They are the very confirmation of the Cause, the very source of upbuilding to the Movement. May God confirm the day when a score of ministers of the churches may arise and with bared heads cry at the top of their voices that the Bahá’ís are misguided. I would like to see that day, for that is the time when the Cause of God will spread. Bahá’u’lláh has pronounced such as these the couriers of the Cause. They will proclaim from pulpits that the Bahá’ís are fools, that they are a wicked and unrighteous people, but be ye steadfast and unwavering in the Cause of God. They will spread the message of Bahá’u’lláh." -'Abdu'l-Baha

Baha'is don't seek any conflict at all, we seek friendliness and fellowship. In fact, conflict and contention are very firmly prohibited in the Faith. My purpose in posting this quote is for Baha'is to not worry about anyone calling us fools. Don't worry about it at all because if people start saying that, they are couriers of the Cause.

"'Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.' Whatsoever hath led the children of men to shun one another, and hath caused dissensions and divisions amongst them, hath, through the revelation of these words, been nullified and abolished. From the heaven of God's Will, and for the purpose of ennobling the world of being and of elevating the minds and souls of men, hath been sent down that which is the most effective instrument for the education of the whole human race." -Baha'u'llah

There was a preacher who went around warning people that the Baha'i Faith was becoming America's religion. I forgot his name, but then a Baha'i wrote a book about all the principles he was warning against... I'll try to google it, I think it had America or American in the title.
Some of the principles cited were... (in my own words...)

--We accept the divine origin of the other world religions
--World peace is attainable and inevitable
--Women and men are equal
--Religion and science are in harmony
--Heaven is nearness to God and hell is remoteness from Him